Category: Echo Rewind

Local History with Monica McGill – Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator, donated funds to the monastery

Local History with Monica McGill – Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator, donated funds to the monastery

Echo Rewind

Today, the buildings which once formed Mount St Joseph Monastery are long gone. To the dismay of many locals who remember the ...

Local History with Monica McGill – The Camac played a central part from early Celtic Christian times

Local History with Monica McGill – The Camac played a central part from early Celtic Christian times

Echo Rewind

According to the Ordnance Survey, the River Camac rises in the Mount Seskin woodlands (north-west of Brittas), and then meanders through the ...

Local History with Monica McGill – Remembering those who died in the trenches of the Great War

Local History with Monica McGill – Remembering those who died in the trenches of the Great War

Echo Rewind

Heritage Week in August 2022 gave Clondalkin families and the wider community an opportunity to acknowledge openly the local men (and boys) ...

Local History with Monica McGill – Clondalkin cobbler was a poet, an author and a social activist

Local History with Monica McGill – Clondalkin cobbler was a poet, an author and a social activist

Echo Rewind

Like his brothers, Patrick Gogarty was a boot and shoe-maker. They lived and worked on Main Street, Clondalkin. However, unlike other members ...

Local History with Monica McGill – Tower is a unique part of our history, heritage and landscape

Local History with Monica McGill – Tower is a unique part of our history, heritage and landscape

Echo Rewind

The Round Tower on Tower Road, Clondalkin is the only surviving original building associated with the Celtic Christian monastery founded here by ...

Local History with Monica McGill – Caldbeck’s instructions ensured security of school for poor kids

Local History with Monica McGill – Caldbeck’s instructions ensured security of school for poor kids

Echo Rewind

Local historian Monica McGill writes for The Echo ahead of her talk on November 3 in Clondalkin Library on the Caldbeck family. ...

Point in Time: The fight for our Hospital

Point in Time: The fight for our Hospital

Echo Rewind

MAKING its way through the streets of Dublin on Sunday, June 21 1998, a squad of 12 high-tech Eastern Health Board ambulances ...

Point in Time: Ballyfermot’s lost jewel

Point in Time: Ballyfermot’s lost jewel

Echo Rewind

SEPTEMBER marked 25 years since some 650 workers from the Semperit plant in Ballyfermot saw a huge chapter of their working lives ...

Point in Time: Lucan back at the ’90s

Point in Time: Lucan back at the ’90s

Echo Rewind

IT WAS all happening in Lucan in the 1990s as the country hobbled from a period of bleak recession into the warm ...

Point in Time: A new home for the force

Point in Time: A new home for the force

Echo Rewind

By Stephen Leonard STANDING alone and impressively amid clear green fields just off the Belgard Road, there was little to impede sight ...